Parish Council Election – candidate nomination starts on 20th March, all required info here.
Suspicious van. White open backed builders pick-up van/truck spotted in area late at night, registration number R904 BOJ.👀
Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101.
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SHOTESHAM SCREEN. A few watery eyes after The Children Act, must have been a bit smokey in the room! Next up on 5th April is the highly acclaimed International Arthouse documentary Faces Places (Visages, Villages) – click here for review. The venue, as always, is Trinity Hall at 7.30pm, tickets £5 each and further details from Raz on 01508 550122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room with a Brew! Our new community cafe is now up and running, with the second gathering on the 19 February and lots of villagers turning up to share tea, coffee and chat.
The cafe will be open in Trinity Hall between 10.30 & 12pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, next opening will be on 19th Mar, everyone welcome so why not pop in for a brew.
SVA AGM – 10th April. The Shotesham Village Association is all about organising events and activities in our village and encouraging all our residents to get involved. We’re looking for new committee members and people who would like to help, so if you’re interested in getting involved, even in a small way, why not come along to the AGM to see what we do and give us your views. 7.30 at the Trinity, with wine and nibbles while we chat, everybody is always welcome.
Tour de Shotesham. Our annual fun bike ride is on Sunday 14th April starting at 12pm at The Globe, 3 laps of the village with prizes for women, men, youths (14 and under). The is not just about racing, anyone can take part and families are especially welcome. We’re also looking for a couple of people to help out, so if you’re up for cycling or just being involved, let us know by contacting Ed – email@example.com or Simon –firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up by 11.45 to register.
Easter Funday for the kids will be on 22nd April, more details here soon.
Coming up on Sunday 5th May, the now infamous Duck Race, also known as the Kenducky Derby. Details, including how to get your duck, will be out soon but, in the meantime lets keep our fingers crossed for the sunshine we had last year!
The outcome of the Shotesham Conservation Area consultation has been announced with the revised boundary being adopted. Main areas affected are to the south end of the village on Brooke Road and to the north end along The Common, in addition to a couple of smaller areas in between. If you / your property has been directly affected you should have been contacted directly by South Norfolk Council, in the meantime the revised boundary and other info can still be found at this link.
Walking Group. Following on from our seal walk (photo below), 10 people and 9 dogs explored the ‘wrong side’ of Whittlingham on 27th Jan, but no photies, so previous one remains for the present.
The next walk is on Sunday 31st March, details in diary and don’t forget the new standard meeting time – 10.15 at Trinity.
All Saints Bell Project……update.
On Wednesday 16th Jan we said goodbye to the bells and their framework when, in line with the schedule, they left for the foundry in Loughborough for refurbishment. Click on photo to see more… Re-installation is planned to commence on 25th March, fingers crossed the bells will be ringing for Easter!
Bob says ‘thanks to everyone who has been assisting the bell hanger in this project and thus significantly reducing our costs. The remaining work will be supervised at all times and insurance cover will be in place, if anyone else would like to help and can spare some time during these periods, please contact me at email@example.com.’ For more information, click here
South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.
Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here
For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks
Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.
Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;
Local Police info – February Newsletter
The next public meeting run by Norfolk Constabulary takes place on Wednesday 27th March, 7-9pm at North Wymondham Community Centre. Click here for poster info.
News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – February Newsletter
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